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Byblos syllabary

( a script )

Type of script: Script
Number of characters: ca 100
Period of use: 1800 BC-1400 BC
Writing-direction: Right to left
Names: Byblos syllabary

Undeciphered script known only from 10 inscriptions found in the city of Byblos during excavations 1928-32. Several attempts at undeciphering have been made, but none accepted, as the material is too limited. It's believed to be a syllabary derived from Egyptian hieratic, used to write some semitic language.

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Lars Marius Garshol, Ontopian.